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Old 05 January 2010, 10:55   #1
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manfacturing a SS fuel tank

I am considering getting a SS fuel tank made up so that it can fit into the seat of my rib. Has anyone got a custom tank made up. if so have you an approx price and can you recommend anyone

TSM I am thinking 40 lt 0.3m by 0.3m by 0.45m

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Old 05 January 2010, 12:33   #2
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I had one made but it was a couple of years ago.they cost about 200 quid but recently saw a company on ebay that looked very reasonable and professional.Also try plastic if you can get one that size it will be cheaper
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Old 05 January 2010, 12:43   #3
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my neighbour has made some for me in the past. Very good quality and custom made to any size or shape I asked for.

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Old 05 January 2010, 12:46   #4
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Thats handy i wish i had a neighbour like that he could weld all the stainless tube i have to make a frames
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I am considering getting a SS fuel tank made up so that it can fit into the seat of my rib. Has anyone got a custom tank made up. if so have you an approx price and can you recommend anyone

TSM I am thinking 40 lt 0.3m by 0.3m by 0.45m

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I know trailerbloke had three made up for his refuelling and they are great- drop him a pm
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Old 05 January 2010, 13:56   #6
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Try Jay Here, all tanks are pressure tested with a serial number and ce certificate. He will make tanks to any size and shape.
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Old 05 January 2010, 16:32   #7
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Yes I had one made to fit inside a jockey pod. It was fabricated out of Aluminium with enough space left so that I could line the pod with foam and then I used on of these on top to fill it with fuel and to take a hose to the engine. so to access the filler you liften the Joackey cushion I then had a fuel tube coiled in the jockey with a quick connect fitting on the end and another quick connect fitting on the fuel filter mounted on the transom so that I could change between the main tank and the jockey tank.

I had to get some special neoprene captive nuts to hold the above fuel adaptor plate onto the top of the tank whilst sealing the holes similar to these once here

All in all it worked really well and held about 35 litres. It was fitted into a leeway single jockey pod which was then screwed down to the deck.

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Jays set up looks impressive I have dropped him a line

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Jays set up looks impressive I have dropped him a line

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Old 06 January 2010, 14:16   #10
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Yes I had one made to fit inside a jockey pod. It was fabricated out of Aluminium


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